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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Is my Eric Johnson Strat a fake???

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OST

United States

Nov 16th, 2007 11:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think the guy was cool for looking out for you.

"Friends don't let friends play fakes."

Bach5G

Canada/BC

Nov 16th, 2007 11:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

He didn't offer to buy the "fake" EJ from you, did he?

adrian jordan
Contributing Member

United Kingdom

Guitar?..."Check", Microphone?..."Check"
Nov 17th, 2007 12:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Personally I think that some guitar teachers should learn more about the instrument they teach, not just how to play it.

My teacher was an excellent teacher in the technique stakes (shame about the student!!), but he didn't seem to have a clue about what strat I should buy when I asked his advice...

Mike the marksman
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Baghdad, Iraq

smells like,,,camp victory
Nov 17th, 2007 01:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

**

(This message was last edited by Mike the marksman at 11:42 AM, Sep 24th, 2018)

ashley

canada

Nov 17th, 2007 01:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

you can't put fender water slide decals under a nitro finish.

the EJ is nitro with waterslides.






jimihen

USA/Japan/Africa/UK

Nov 17th, 2007 11:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

check it out ! It may not be waterslide decals.
If I am not wrong, I do not see any decal line
from any pictures from Fender pages nor
any dealer photos.


orvilleowner
Contributing Member

USA

My other guitar is a Strat.
Nov 17th, 2007 11:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Huh?

Well check out these pics that clearly show it.

custom shop relic

matsuba

uk

Nov 18th, 2007 03:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

I do think he was only trying to look out for me but on this occasion I think he defo got it wrong. I mean how could something that plays and sounds this good be a fake?

He seemed to be more of a Jazzer and an archtop/acoustic player more then anything and he was even talking about selling his Tele. He said he was gonna ask his mate who is an 'expert' on these matters what he thought about the decals but I instantly knew who I was gonna ask...thanks again lads!

mfitz804
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Staten Island, NY

I'm dizzy from the twist of fate.
Nov 18th, 2007 06:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Lets be honest...some people are not gear whores like the rest of us and simply wouldn't know a slight difference like that. I am assuming that a guitar teacher spends more time playing than hoarding and/or discussing gear (not that there's anything wrong with that, I am a hoarder).

Daribo
Contributing Member

England

It's not about speed, it's about TONE
Nov 19th, 2007 04:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

That's all fair enough, but he shouldn't start speculating on things he's not informed about. I wouldn't expect a guitar teacher to be an expert on every model of Strat/Tele/Les Paul etc, but at the same time I don't think it's fair to start speculating on fakes and suggesting a student might have one unless you are!

dadidona
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Dallas, TX

"I left my wah-wah pedal on the bus..."
Nov 21st, 2007 09:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

The EJ decal is applied over the finish, as are all AVRI strats. No question.



adrian jordan
Contributing Member

United Kingdom

Guitar?..."Check", Microphone?..."Check"
Nov 21st, 2007 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

matsuba, did you let him know what you'd found out, how did he react?

matsuba

uk

Nov 21st, 2007 12:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

Adrian, I haven't been back to him yet. He didn't really have much to teach me that I didn't already know, I think he is a teacher for beginners really.

I'm just glad I've got a bit of reassurance from all you lot.

ashley

canada

Nov 21st, 2007 12:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

There is no way EJ would ever allow his decals to be applied under the finish.

Can you imagine the tonal consequences of such a move? ;-p

Tubeman
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North Carolina

The older I get, the better I was...
Nov 21st, 2007 03:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

Stone him!

duhbearz

United States

bear
Mar 25th, 2018 05:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

This was a very informative post. I also have a EJ strat with questionable authenticity. Mine has supposedly aftermarket string trees and holes drilled fr back plate. It definitely has a quartersawn neck but no serial numbers other than the EJ plate over the neck screws. What other identifiers should I be looking for?

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Mar 25th, 2018 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

No serial numbers?



littleuch
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Florida

pronounced "Klinkhammer" in French
Mar 25th, 2018 08:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

11 years and 26 posts. I Googled "fake Johnsons" and now I'm gonna have to delete history and clear cache.

Leftee
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I say stuff
Mar 26th, 2018 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

LOL

Peegoo
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superstar
Mar 26th, 2018 03:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Don't feel bad.

Years ago I needed a photo of actor Peter Ustinov, and I Googled 'Peter pictures.'



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